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Re: [Invite Only] Preparing for a pilgrimage

Postby Fujiwara no Mokou » 17 Feb 2013 11:54

"I carried it with me for so long," Mokou said wearily. "Every time I found a new place to live I would bury it under the floor, hoping that it would stay there." The phoenix girl didn't really know why she had kept it so long, but she had never been able to part with it. In thoughtful silence she stared at the designs like countless times before. She could probably reproduce them from memory now, maybe even with her eyes closed.

"Thirteen hundred years ago I abandoned my duty," the immortal sighed heavily. "The mountain calls."
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Re: [Invite Only] Preparing for a pilgrimage

Postby Keine Kamishirasawa » 18 Feb 2013 22:54

"Your duty?" Listening to Mokou talk, even if it was halfway to herself like this, made it clear to Keine that there was a lot more to the hermit's story than she'd ever heard before. "You have to bring the pot to the mountain?" The reason why eluded her, though. Not to mention that if there were remains of Hourai elixir in the pot, it would be quite the risk to bring it near either the tengu or the ambitious mountain gods. Who knew what kinds of experiments they could come up with using it.
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Re: [Invite Only] Preparing for a pilgrimage

Postby Fujiwara no Mokou » 19 Feb 2013 02:13

"It was not by accident that I finally settled in Gensokyo. The goddess of Fuji-san, Sakuya-hime, commanded Iwakasa and I to destroy the elixir in the caldera of the Youkai Mountain," Mokou said, knowing that she didn't need have to say what happened next. "I wandered far and wide after I left the capital, anywhere but here, but I never forgot. Drifting closer and closer over the centuries, I finally relented and settled within sight of its slopes. For another three, four hundred years I have delayed." Mokou took a heavy breath. "The time has come."
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Re: [Invite Only] Preparing for a pilgrimage

Postby Keine Kamishirasawa » 26 Feb 2013 16:08

Mokou's final comment earned her a slow, thoughtful nod from Keine. "I understand. I don't think it matters to Sakuya-hime anymore, however, putting the issue at rest for good seems like a good idea." The elixir was gone, after all, and while she didn't know for sure, preventing it from causing harm to the cycle of reincarnation was the likely reason to dispose of it like that. What mattered was that Mokou felt tied to the jar and the task she'd never done and that she had to do it. "But why this mountain?"
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Re: [Invite Only] Preparing for a pilgrimage

Postby Fujiwara no Mokou » 01 Mar 2013 23:16

"Iwakasa was ordered to destroy the elixir at the point closest to heaven," Mokou reminded Keine, "and the Sakuya-hime offered the Youkai Mountain as an alternative when she feared the elixir would overwhelm her power to control the fire of Fuji. Of course it doesn't matter now, Iwakasa is long dead and the elixir gone, but I owe this much to his memory."
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Re: [Invite Only] Preparing for a pilgrimage

Postby Keine Kamishirasawa » 09 Mar 2013 21:36

"Wouldn't there be the same risk with another volcano?" Keine returned attention to finishing her sandwich. It was kind of a big question and while she'd prefer to take a more optimistic view of gods, she'd met the ones at the mountain and their constant schemes. "So you want to put it to rest. Do you want company? Hiking can get lonely on your own."
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Re: [Invite Only] Preparing for a pilgrimage

Postby Fujiwara no Mokou » 16 Mar 2013 11:03

Mokou shrugged. "I know only what the goddess told me, and it doesn't matter now anyway. The immortal hesitated to address the other part of Keine's response. It was heartening that Keine had offered, and it would no doubt make the journey more pleasant.

"I..." she took a long breath, "I don't know. It's kinda something I need to do on my own," she stared into the fire as the unspoken "but" hung in the air.
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Re: [Invite Only] Preparing for a pilgrimage

Postby Keine Kamishirasawa » 23 Mar 2013 22:06

"No, it's not. I understand why you need to put the matter at rest, but nothing requires that you do it alone." The hakutaku gave her friend a reassuring smile. It was quite like Mokou to make a simple thing harder for herself like that, but she didn't have to. Hopefully once all this was over, the immortal would feel more at ease.

(And I guess this is the end of the thread and it's time to move on to the next one.)
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Re: [Invite Only] Preparing for a pilgrimage

Postby Fujiwara no Mokou » 20 Jun 2013 00:36

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